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Volkswagen faces its biggest European class action lawsuit over emissions scandal

Posted On: Jan. 15, 2016 12:00 AM CST

German automaker Volkswagen A.G. is likely to face its biggest lawsuit to date in Europe over its emission test cheating scandal, reports Deutsche Welle citing news agencies.

Julius Reiter, a representative for the German law firm Baum, Reiter und Kollegen, said that hundreds of affected Volkswagen owners on the continent are joining a class action lawsuit against the automaker every week. The lawsuit already includes more than 60,000 customers, said Mr. Reiter. Volkswagen is likely to face some €10 million ($10.8 million) in punitive damages, added Mr. Reiter.

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